This week saw rumors of yet another console maker that might be planning to implement a technical solution to the used game "problem" for its next system, prompting a controversial editorial where I suggest such a move wouldn't be the end of the world for the video game market from an economic perspective. We also took a look at the beta for World of Warcraft's upcoming Mists of Pandaria expansion, and examined how important relatively limited hardware power might be to the success of the Wii U.

Next week at this time I'll be prowling the halls and panels of Boston's PAX East, including quite a few panels that I'll actually be speaking on. If you walk up to me and say the secret phrase "Super Mario 64 is the greatest game of all time" you'll win a super-fantastic prize (Warning: super-fantastic prize may in fact be a business card).

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